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Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

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Lovely museum, glad I went.

Some excellent and well organized exhibits. Perfect for youngsters. Didn't need a lot of time to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
DavidSwartwood
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Gananoque, Ontario, Canada
A great place

The aquariums were the highlight of a great museum. Lots of interesting information. The outside... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2018
James D
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Meet over 200 living species in our 100,000 gallon aquarium network. See native reptiles, fishes, and amphibians! Explore an entire wall of fossil specimens, Zygorhiza, Mosasaurus, and a giant Sloth. Check out deer, waterfowl, and Mississippi's...more
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2148 Riverside Dr, Jackson, MS 39202-1353
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some excellent and well organized exhibits. Perfect for youngsters. Didn't need a lot of time to see the exhibits as they were just changing a large display so a large portion was not being used on the day we arrived.

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MS Museum N, Public Relations Manager at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review :) We're glad you enjoyed your visit. Please come back soon to explore the In the Dark exhibit, open now - 12/31/18.

Reviewed August 10, 2018

The aquariums were the highlight of a great museum. Lots of interesting information. The outside hiking trails were good too.

Thank James D
MS Museum N, Public Relations Manager at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review :) We're glad you enjoyed the aquariums and trails! Please come back soon to explore the In the Dark exhibit, open now - 12/31/18.

Reviewed July 16, 2018

They have some very educational exhibits not just from the past but also aquariums with local snakes and fish and of course Alligators. There is a lovely walking trail behind it and a park next to it and also the Mississippi Children's Museum nest door....More

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MS Museum N, Public Relations Manager at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review :) We're glad you enjoyed the aquariums and the trails. Please come back soon to explore the In the Dark exhibit, open now - 12/31/18.

Reviewed July 9, 2018

Had a 1 day trip to Jackson and spent the morning at the Natural Science museum. Spent about 3 hours total with 2 toddlers who really enjoyed themselves. The aquarium portion was very neat to see. Also enjoyed the fossils/dinos on exhibit. The ripley's traveling...More

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MS Museum N, Public Relations Manager at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review and for letting us know about the restrooms and gift shop. We try diligently to keep the museum in excellent condition and we apologize for your experience. We're glad you enjoyed your visit with your family :)

Reviewed July 5, 2018

Visited during my spare time, there is a great variety of things to see but will not spoil your visit. Great place if you have children

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MS Museum N, Public Relations Manager at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review :) We're glad you enjoyed your visit. Please come back soon to explore the In the Dark exhibit, open now - 12/31/18.

Reviewed July 3, 2018

My oldest child loves this place. She wants to go here over any other place in Jackson. This is a must visit in Jackson.

Thank Scott P
MS Museum N, Public Relations Manager at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review :) We're glad you family enjoys the museum! Please come back soon to explore the In the Dark exhibit, open now - 12/31/18.

Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

Knowledge is indispensable for fulfillment . The method of obtaining useful information is critical. Presentation, ease of learning make the process easier. The natural science museum provides visitors of all ages the ability to obtain useful information in a pleasant environment . Children enjoy this...More

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MS Museum N, Public Relations Manager at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review :) We're glad you enjoyed your visit and find the museum memorable :) Please come back soon to explore the In the Dark exhibit, open now - 12/31/18.

Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

This museum is full of knowledge that should be shared with all students from grades pre-K to 12. The interaction with natural science is an interaction that cannot be gathered from reading a text book.

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MS Museum N, Public Relations Manager at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review :) We're glad you enjoyed your visit and we couldn't agree with you more. Please come back soon to explore the In the Dark exhibit, open now - 12/31/18.

Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

We had a great time here. There was a lot of really interesting stuff to see and the nature trail is shaded and really cool. Don't miss it. This place is really affordable too.

Thank Amanda R
MS Museum N, Public Relations Manager at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2018

Thanks for the review and for spending time with us during Great Outdoors Month :)

Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

My family visits here several times each year. It always has lots of information and activities to hold the interests of my children( 5 and 8), as well as my husband and I. There is a nice aquarium with local species mostly those of river...More

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MS Museum N, Public Relations Manager at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2018

Thanks for the review :) We're glad you visit often! If you're interested in birthday parties, we do offer indoor space. If you'd like to check it out please visit our website or give us a call. We'd be happy to help :) See you...More

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Jamonda B
May 30, 2018|
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Response from MS Museum N | Property representative |
Thanks for your interest in the museum. Admission prices are: Adults - $6 Youth Ages 3-18 - $4 Senior Citizens 60 and Over - $5 Children Under 3 - FREE
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MReed1
February 5, 2018|
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Response from MS Museum N | Property representative |
Thanks for the question :) You can check out info about the museum's collections, exhibits, and upcoming temporary exhibits on our website. We have two special exhibits scheduled in 2018.
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MyGodMagma
September 26, 2017|
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Response from MS Museum N | Property representative |
Hi, Were you able to find the book? We are the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks. You can reach the MDAH at (601) 576-6850 :)
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